Hornby Island Blues Workshop



Chris Nordquist - Drums


Since the late 60`s Chris has been regarded by his peers as one of the most musical and versatile drummers around: fluent in many genres, and as entertaining to watch as he is satisfying to listen to. He has been an important component of or Workshop’s “engine room” for a few years and a brings genuine love of music to his classes.

Affectionately nicknamed "The Wrist" many years ago by his admirers, he has performed with many blues legends including: Big Mama Thornton, Louisiana Red, Robert Lockwood Jr., Taj Mahal, Shuggie Otis, Guitar Shorty, Pine Top Perkins, Big Joe Duskin, John Hammond Jr. , and Jay Mc Shann. His recording archives read like a who’s who of Canadian Blues and R&B musicians and he has been nominated many times for the "Maple Blues Drummer of the Year", and collaborated on Juno winning albums with Colin James and Colin Linden. Chris is currently the Artistic Director of the Pender Harbour Blues and Roots Festival. He brings a wealth of professional experience to our 2020 Hornby Workshop as well as the drumming expertise and savvy that every drum student will need and want.




2020 Instructors